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Recommendations - 15 Sep 2017
Cloud Security for Media Companies 

This recommendation concerns the measures to be taken to secure cloud-based production environments against cyberthreats.

Technical Reports - 15 Sep 2017
Evaluation of IMF for broadcasters 

This report provides the conclusions of work performed in the EBU IMF-TV group with regard to the relevance of the Interoperable Master Format for broadcasters. It includes a basic introduction to IMF.

Tech 3000 series - 14 Sep 2017
User requirements for Video Monitors in Television Production 

Tech 3320 defines the technical characteristics for video broadcast monitors used in a professional TV production environment for evaluation and control of the images being produced.

Report - 01 Sep 2017
Public Service Media and the Power of Drama Members Only
Drama has always been an essential genre for public service media (PSM). However, in recent years drama has proved to be a difficult genre for us in terms of cooperation.
Fact Sheets - 01 Sep 2017
SFN myths and Realities 

Broadcasters are often asked why they do not make greater use of Single Frequency Networks (SFNs). This guide tells you why not all the SFN advantages can be maximized at the same time.

Factsheet - 31 Aug 2017
Telecoms Framework 
The way electronic communications networks and services are regulated at EU level directly impacts the availability and technical quality of media services.
Tech-i magazine - 31 Aug 2017
Radio, but not as we know it 

The September 2017 issue of EBU tech-i magazine includes Swedish Radio's award-winning NXG Radio House project, NRK's use of drones in live production and SWR's Markus Ostertag's view on IP production.

Technical Review - 31 Jul 2017
Cost-benefit analysis of FM, DAB, DAB+ and broadband for radio broadcasters and listeners 

This article analyses distribution and consumption costs of analogue FM radio, digital radio (such as DAB) and internet radio streamed via unicast.

Technical Reports - 20 Jul 2017
Frequency Bands Allocated To Broadcasting 

This gives an overview of the associated regulation and applications of the different frequency bands allocated to broadcasting. Please note this is Version 2.0, dated July 2017.

Report - 20 Jul 2017
Virtual Reality: How are public broadcasters using it? Login Only
This report provides the EBU's perspective on VR. It gives an overview of EBU Members’ experiences and learning curves as they explore the VR sector. It also outlines EBU efforts to help Members succeed in creating high quality, immersive VR experiences.
Recommendations - 06 Jul 2017
Safe areas for 16:9 television production 

This document provides guidelines to safe areas (both graphics and action).

Position paper - 20 Jun 2017
The importance of protecting whistleblowers 
Three years after the Council of Europe Recommendation on the protection of whistleblowers the debate has now reached the European Union. Public awareness notably benefited from the 2015 LuxLeaks scandal...
Activity Report - 09 Jun 2017
EBU Annual Report 2016-2017 Members Only
2016 has underlined the challenges our Members face on so many different fronts, from securing sustainable funding to protecting their independence and evolving to meet the demands of the online, digital...
Tech-i magazine - 06 Jun 2017
Time for T2 in Germany 

The June 2017 issue of EBU tech-i magazine includes the launch of DVB-T2 in Germany, RTBF's new production system and advice on data privacy for media organizations.

Tech 3000 series - 24 May 2017
EBU-TT Part 3 Live Subtitling 

This document is Part 3 of the EBU-TT series. It specifies how to use EBU-TT for the production and contribution of live subtitles. This is version 1.0.

Tech 3000 series - 24 May 2017
Mapping EBU STL to EBU-TT Subtitle Files 

This document provides strategies for the mapping of EBU STL (Tech 3264) to EBU-TT Subtitle Files.

Tech 3000 series - 24 May 2017
EBU-TT part M, Metadata Definitions 

This document contains the formal definitions for metadata elements that can be used within EBU‑TT documents to describe characteristics of the contained subtitle data, thus facilitating interchange between users of an EBU‑TT document.

Tech 3000 series - 24 May 2017
EBU-TT Part 1 - Subtitle format definition 

This is the specification of an XML based archiving and interchange format for EBU-TT subtitles. Version 1.2 provides continued alignment with the related EBU-TT specs. Note that the EBU-TT mettadata has been moved to EBU-TT part M.

Tech 3000 series - 15 May 2017
EBU-TT Part 3 Carriage over WebSocket 

This document describes how EBU‑TT Live documents (EBU Tech 3370) can be carried from node to node using WebSocket connections.

Recommendations - 20 Apr 2017
Tiering of High Definition Cameras 

This recommends that HD cameras be graded or tiered according to their technical specifications and measured quality (see EBU Tech 3335). More info. This is version 2 of the recommendation, dated April 2017.